(Update, 16/9/22) the last date for Kidsinspire applications was 15/9/22. The application process is now finished. All parents whose children are participating , have been added to the Whatapp group. All communication for the event will now take place in this group.
Kidsinspire 2022 will commence this year in Sha Allah on the 1st and 2nd of October (Saturday and Sunday). We will continue with our popular categories of Qira’at, Speech, Nasheed, Reading Challenge, and Debate. The competition is resuming after 2 years due to Covid 19 restrictions and Alhamdulillah now that the government has lifted up restrictions, we are very happy to resume this competition for our children.
Terms and Conditions
Qira’at: No girls over the age of 10 are permitted to enter this category. (Usually 4 age groups)
For 8 years and over – The recitation must be a minimum of 3 minutes for full marks (no joining of short surah’s) and read from memory. Different surah/ayahs must be recited during the qualifying round and finals (there will be a penalty of -5 points if the same surah is recited on both days). For 6-7-year-olds – A recitation time of 2 minutes will be accepted and there will be no penalty for the same surah on both days however short surah’s cannot be joined to lengthen recitation. If short surahs are joined, the time for the longest one will be counted.
Nasheed: No girls over the age of 10 are permitted to enter for this category. (Usually 1 group)
Can only be in English or Arabic language or a combination. Maximum time allowed will be 5 minutes. Only solo performance are permitted.
Speech: (2 separate age groups, under 11 yrs old & 11+)
Must be based on good Islamic advice and cannot be read from a script. However key notes will be permitted. Must be between 4 and 6 minutes. Penalty of -5 points will be deducted for under 4 and over 6 minutes.
Debate: (2 Separate age groups, 11 to 13 yrs old & 14+)
Topic: Covid vaccine has been beneficial rather than waste of money. – for or against
Saturday 2 qualifying rounds. 1st round everyone given 2 minutes to present their arguments individually (for or against). Strongest 2 representing for and strongest 2 representing against from each group will go through to 1st debate round. This will be 1 to 1 debate for approx 5 minutes where you verse another person representing the opposite view. Strongest 2 participant (1 representing for and 1 representing against) will go through to final. Final will take place on Sunday and will be similar to 1st round debate but you may be given more time.
Debate topic is already allocated and thus cannot be changed. Please tick whether you prefer to argue for or against. However if we do not receive enough applications representing both side, we will draw names out of a hat and inform you whether you are representing for or against atleast 3 weeks before the competition.
Reading Challenge: (2 Separate age groups, 7 to 10 yrs & 11+):
Under 11 group: Children to read Umar (RA) by Abdul Basit Ahmed (Golden Series).
Over 11 group: Children to read Great Women of Islam by Mahmoud Ahmad Ghadanfar (Darussalam). [The competition will be based on first 12 women (Khadijah to Fatima bint Muhammad, pages 19 to 160)]
Saturday – All children will be put to a written test. This qualifying round will comprise of 20 questions. Top 5 high achievers from each group will be taken to finals (sun). Children will be asked 25 interactive questions – 2 highest scoring contestants will go through to final. If there is a tie for 2nd place, there will be a knockout round.
Final round – Blockbuster quiz which includes lifelines and mystery prizes!
In’Sha’Allah we will try to set up relax/fun areas on both days – stalls including food and children’s entertainment in the Masjid car park. All money raised will go towards the Masjid.
Competition categories and timings
Competition will be held at the Hockwellring Masjid on Sat 1st & Sun 2nd October 2022 Insha Allah.. We would like to remind all parents the importance of time keeping. It is the responsibility of parents to bring the children to the Masjid at the specific times listed below if any participant is late they may not get heard by our judges which will lead to them immediately being disqualified from the process. To avoid disappointment please ensure you plan ahead and arrive early.
Please make sure your children are able to attend during these times for performances. We will not be able to make changes to our schedules. Children are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes early for registration.
Competition Day – Sunday 2nd October (2/10/22)
Qirat & Speech will take place between 9.30am – 2.30pm
Nasheed, Debate and Reading Challenge will take place between 2.00pm – 7.00pm
If you have any issues or questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Brother Muhit – 07973 337269